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Image of the first screen for the Open Forests Christmas Tree Pilot

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and includes short grass prairie east of I-25. Headquarters are located in  Fort Collins, Colo., with district offices in Boulder, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Granby and Ault, Colo.


Christmas Tree Permits Available for Purchase Online

Pine trees

New this year starting November 19 you can purchase your Christmas tree permit for the online through the Open Forest system. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is one of four forests providing this opportunity to purchase these permits on-line. The U.S. Forest Service will use feedback from the 2018 Christmas tree season to continue to refine and improve the online permit system for our Forest visitors in the future. Other purchase options are still available.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Recreational Sport Shooting Management

The Arapaho and Roosevelt Nationa Forests released its draft decsion on the Recreational Sporting Shooting Management Partnership on the project's webpage.

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Magnolia Trails Project

Man mountain bikes down narrow trail through trees

Learn about the decision and see highlights, maps and documents from the Magnolia Trails Project. Continue to follow this page for updates during implementatio...

Forsythe II Project Information

Thick trunks of lodgepole pine

The U.S. Forest Service's Boulder Ranger District is developing a proposed action to restore landscapes in the wildland urban interface near Nederland and Gross Reservoir.

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